Rifat gained his bachelor’s degree from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Faculty of Human Science, majoring in Political Science. He started his professional experience in public affairs and public policy fields during his undergraduate degree, where he joined a think tank firm in Kuala Lumpur as an intern. After graduation, he pursued his career at a public affairs company based in Jakarta to enrich his experience in consulting. Apart from public affairs and public policy-related matters, he also demonstrated his interest in entrepreneurship by participating in the Hult Prize Business Competition during his undergraduate. He won the first position at the university level and went to represent his university at the regional level.
His experience in public affairs has been built since his undergraduate, where he joined a think tank firm in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. During the three months of his internship as a researcher, he was involved in various activities, such as organizing high-level summits and participating in focus group discussions and policy recommendations.
After gaining his bachelor’s degree, he joined a public affairs consulting firm based in Jakarta. For almost two years, he was involved in several projects, where he mainly served in policy advisory and media engagement for various sectors ranging from the manufacturing industry to non-governmental organizations. In addition, as an analyst at Kiroyan Partners, he is highly involved in regulatory tracking, issue monitoring, and corporate communication.
Bachelor of Human Science, majoring in Political Science, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2019).
other team members
Hilda began her career as a journalist at one of the biggest national mass media in Indonesia. During her first year, she took a position in Publishing where she was responsible for producing journalistic products for clients. She later wrote for a variety of media platforms from newspapers, online media, social media, to television, with topics covered include economic, metropolitan, and lifestyle.
Media Specialist & Senior Writer
Okky has almost 10 years of experience as a journalist before entering the consulting world. She has a strong network in the media community. As someone who is multi-talented, coupled with her extensive background and social network, Okky is a strong addition to the Kiroyan Partners team.
With a background in psychology, Talita followed her interest in the communications field with her strong observational skill and analytical thinking. Her years of experience interacting with different cultures from having lived in several Indonesian cities—including Bandung, Makassar, Surabaya, and Medan—have also enrichen her perspectives. A self-starter and perceptive team player, Talita is a valuable addition to the team.
Executive Chairman & Chief Consultant
Noke Kiroyan has several decades of experience in senior management with top-performing multinational corporations. His cross-cultural communication skills and background in senior management allow him to blend local knowledge with modern managerial know-how and devise business solutions with socio-cultural acumen.